The Bible points out to us that God is far beyond our understanding, despite the fact that we may have a loving and very genuine personal knowledge of Him. Let us look at some Scriptures:
“Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, and how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?” (Job 26:14 NKJV)
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. (Isa 40:28 NIV)
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. (Ps 145:3 NKJV)
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. (Ps 147:5 NKJV)
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isa 55:8-9 NIV)
Clearly, we can see from these passages that God is more complex than our finite minds or emotions can grasp. We cannot know the limits of His power, greatness, thoughts, wisdom, or ways. We can’t even perceive everything there is to be known about even one facet of His character. Of course, our acquaintance with sin and the world limits our ability to understand God, as well.
The impeccable harmony and agreement of God’s qualities simply highlight the complexity of God’s nature. Another element of our challenge as believers is that God is infinite, and we are not.
It is clear from the Word of God that some secret things are the domain of the Lord alone.
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deu 29:29 ESV)
The joyous truth for us is that there have been many revelations given to believers, and the most important one is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Col 1:26-27 ESV)
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Rom 10:9-10 NIV) And one glorious day we will be in heaven with the Lord, and many mysteries will be revealed to us. And yet, I believe that throughout eternity there will always be new and wonderful insights that the Lord will open to our understanding. What a joy to contemplate! God bless you.